Musicians Famous Guitarists from Manchester

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Manchester are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Manchester guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

List features items like Noel Gallagher, Andy Gibb and more!

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Manchester?" and "Who are famous Manchester guitarists?"
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as songwriter and guitarist. Oasis' debut album, Definitely ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Longsight, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#43 on '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today

#91 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#68 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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Johnny Marr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Johnny Marr is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was co-songwriter – with Morrissey – and, from 1982–1987, guitarist of The Smiths, an English rock band formed in Manchester. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that the Smiths were "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named The Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping The Beatles. Marr has also been a member of Electronic, an alternative dance supergroup ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Ardwick, Greater Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb was an English singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, the members of Bee Gees. Gibb came to international prominence in the late 1970s with six singles that reached the Top 10 in the United States starting with "I Just Want to Be Your Everything". And other three top 20 singles. He also collaborated with Olivia Newton-John, P.P. Arnold. Gibb's success was brief, as he battled drug addiction and depression and died just five days after turning 30. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Australia, England

Birthplace: England, Manchester

Also Ranked

#90 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#41 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#42 on The Greatest English Pop Singers

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Roy Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Manchester
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Roy Harper is an English folk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been a professional musician since 1964. Harper has released 22 studio albums and 10 live albums across his 50 year career. Harper's earliest musical influences were American blues musician Lead Belly and folk singer Woody Guthrie and, in his teens, jazz musician Miles Davis. Harper was also exposed to classical music in his childhood and has pointed to the influence of Jean Sibelius's Karelia Suite. Lyrical influences include the 19th century Romantics, especially Shelley, and Keats's poem "Endymion". Harper has also cited the Beat poets as being highly influential, particularly Jack Kerouac. As a musician, Harper ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Rusholme, United Kingdom

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